IRAs & Education Savings

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Your future is full of possibilities. Let's help you get there with a great savings account.

There's no better time to plan for retirement and secure your future in Baltimore, Maryland or elsewhere than with the help of a MECU IRA or Education Savings Account.
We offer both Traditional and Roth IRAs
No hidden fees and many potential tax breaks*
Use Online and Mobile Banking to track balances

Decisions you make today can help secure your financial future

An Individual Retirement Account (IRA) is one of the easiest ways to save for retirement.

At MECU, we're here to help every step of the way.
 
Overview Traditional IRA Roth IRA
Maximum Contribution Amount per Year Contribute up to $6,000 a year in 2019 ($7,000 max if over age of 50) Contribute up to $6,000 a year in 2019 ($7,000 max if over age of 50)
Tax Benefits Annual contributions may be tax-deductible Investment interest and dividends grow tax-free; withdraws are not taxed*
Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs) Must take annual distributions beginning at age 70 ½ No mandatory distribution age
Early Withdraw Penalties Early withdraws (before age 59 ½) incur 10% tax penalty in many instances No early withdraw penalties in many instances for higher education or purchase of first home*
  

Education Savings Account

An Education Savings Account (ESA) is an effective, tax-free way to save for your child's college education. 
 

  • Contribute up to $2,000 per, year per child
  • Use money for tuition, fees, books, supplies, and, in some cases room and board
  • Earnings and withdrawals are often tax-free*
  • Earn interest on deposits
Banking with MECU Credit Union in Maryland means belonging to a local financial institution that invests in the Baltimore community and offers competitive rates on IRA and other savings accounts.
Disclosures
*Consult a tax advisor for details.